brewingbiker Free

Born and raised on a farm in Florida, USA. Work history is varied: Ran printing presses, drove tractor trailers, worked in phosphate plants as a safety coordinator -finally settled on a career in emergency medicine (Paramedic Firefighter, lastly making a living as a Registered Nurse in a major trauma hospital. Married with doggies -hobbies include woodworking and brewing beer.

Recent Comments

  1. about 11 hours ago on F Minus

    Wow, excellent find! Thanks for the link.

  2. about 11 hours ago on F Minus

    my mistake -and a very elementary one at that. I should have known better. I used to SCUBA and enjoyed the hobby for quite a few years until ‘06. Oh well.. if you don’t use it (knowledge) you lose it. Right you are. 33’, not 12.

  3. about 19 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Silver, that was downright painful (but ok, I have to admit I do feel a little better)

  4. about 19 hours ago on F Minus

    Drones and pods have been built that CAN go to the bottom of the ocean. But it is far easier to build craft that can withstand the vaccum of space than it is to withstand the pressure of the deep. Every 12 feet of depth = 1 atmosphere of pressure (roughly 14.7psi). So going into space, you need a container that can hold that much (simple enough). Going down? not so simple. Multiply that by however many THOUSAND feet (divided by 12) you need to go, and the problem becomes a bit more obvious. Even unmanned vehicles have to be built far more sturdy than the toughest satellite created.

  5. 1 day ago on B.C.

    I don’t suppose overregulation or environmentalists constantly blocking construction or refurbishing plays any kind of role in increasing the costs or decreasing the monetary rewards? I know quite well where the oil from the strategic reserve went (and where it went when it was released before during the Obama years) -and I’ve always been against messing with that oil -that was never the intent or purpose for the strategic reserve -it was used for political purposes and was a bad plan since it has to be replaced, typically will be at a higher cost (maybe we get lucky?). Perhaps you are older and or wiser than I, perhaps not. But I’m certainly smart enough to know that none of this is nearly as simple as it is being portrayed. I also am quite aware that when it comes to developing our own and being truly independent, we (our government and groups that fight against these goals) are our own enemy, not a foreign power. You either produce and are self-sufficient, or you are at the mercy of those who do. That has always been the way, and it always will be.

  6. 1 day ago on B.C.

    Politicians (primarily, just as today, the ones who have the loudest voice) made the biggest claims that the WORLD was running out of oil. Yes, they did push the notion that the earth was running out of oil. The middle-east was noted as a major problem because of the unrest and tiff between oil producing nations, but the erroneous claim that we were running out of petroleum was also being made. I am of course assuming youre old enough to recall that era? I certainly do.

  7. 2 days ago on B.C.

    Back in the day, it was claimed we were running out of fuel. That little bit rears its head every now and then. The simplest solution to OPEC is to produce your own. This has been done in the past, it can be done again. The only cry against it is ‘it will take 10 (or more) years to see a significant difference) (this was one of the things that was said in the ’80s and ’90s), uhm, well, that was what, 4 decades ago? And it wasn’t true anyway. When OPEC feels truly threatened, they open the taps to make it less cost-effective for folks like the US to develop their own. OPEC is not nearly as in control as they would like everyone to believe.

  8. 2 days ago on B.C.

    No, your take home pay is what you get after taxes. Your gross pay is your pay. Federal tax is only PART of the tax on fuel (and any other commodity). You (depending on where you live) also are subject to state, county, and city taxes. You grossly oversimplify the whole thing.

  9. 2 days ago on B.C.

    During the late ‘80s, I dated (briefly) a girl who worked in fuel (gasoline/diesel) distribution at the port of Tampa. She told me that since they sold the fuel in bulk to shippers, the price (before taxes) was roughly half of what we saw at the pump -I think it came out to something like 0.65/gal or less back then, before taxation) -it was an interesting fact. The average person has absolutely no idea how heavily we are all taxed. Ive often said that if we were billed our taxes instead of having it automatically taken from our pay before we saw our pay (gross vs net), there would be a revolt. People simply look at their ’take-home’, they rarely if ever actually look at their gross (pre-tax) pay.

  10. 3 days ago on Luann

    simple things for simple minds